We are pleased to say that the Edible Rotherhithe community garden build and Summer School fundraising campaign was successful. £15,761 was raised from 120 donors against an original target of £10,600 on Spacehive. A very big thank you to British Land , Esmee Fairbairn , Greggs Foundation , Veolia Recycling Fund , Growing a Greener Britain, local restaurant The Yellow House and 114 individuals kindly donating towards the project; and STIHL for donating gardening equipment. We are also delighted by the fantastic support that the project received on social media. The Edible Rotherhithe project team is currently preparing the delivery plan to implement our exciting community project.
We were delighted that horticulturalist Chris Collins and Garden Organic charity visited Edible Rotherhithe on 5th April to provide food growing advice, free seeds and the message below about why you should pledge funds to this exciting new project.
To pledge funds to the Edible Rotherhithe project please visit our Spacehive page at tinyurl.com/silverlock-se16
Edible Rotherhithe is a new community food growing and carpentry project. With local community partners we will build and sustain a new community garden and provide, food growing & carpentry workshops that improve well being of local residents.
Click here to support our exciting new venture and find out how to get involved.
Edible Avondale SE1 has moved to Silverlock Estate in Rotherhithe. We aim to establish ‘Edible Rotherhithe’, a new community food growing and carpentry project, working with NCS The Challenge, and to replicate the successes of the Avondale Square project between 2014 and 2015. Further updates to follow.
NCS The Challenge students
The shipping container is resited to Silverlock estate, Autumn 2016.
Edible Avondale SE1 CEO Christina Wheatley was invited by Spice Time Credits and City of London Corporation to attend the opening of Volunteers Week 2016 at London’s BT Tower on 1st June 2016. The event presented by broadcaster Martyn Lewis and NCVO Chief Executive Sir Stuart Etherington celebrated and recognised the importance of volunteering across the UK.